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The episcopal consecration of Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-yan's in Hong Kong’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 4, 2021

Chinese bishops reportedly met with Hong Kong clerics on sinicization

Dec 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

Four clerics have told Reuters that several bishops and other officials from the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association met in October... Read more

Bishop Stephen Chow's ordination as bishop in Hong Kong’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 5, 2021

Hong Kong bishop consecrated in Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

Dec 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

More than 6,000 people tuned in live to watch Chow’s consecration Mass on YouTube. Read more


Why the next bishop of Hong Kong has a giraffe in his coat of arms

Oct 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan is due to be consecrated on Dec. 4. Read more

An editor prepares the final edition of the Apple Daily.

Activist: China’s ‘killing’ of Hong Kong paper has ‘serious implications’ for religious liberty

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Benedict Rogers said Apple Daily’s closure was not simply a blow to press freedom. Read more

Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, S.J., who was appointed Bishop of Hong Kong May 17, 2021.

Hong Kong bishop appointment shows pope's preference for religious

May 21, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For several informed sources inside the Vatican, the appointment of the Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a Jesuit, as Bishop of... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong. Credit: Volodymyr Dvornyk/Shutterstock

Who will be the next Bishop of Hong Kong?

Apr 20, 2021

In the wake of the sentencing of several pro-democracy figures, one observer said this week that this would be an... Read more

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, June 2019.

Wave of arrests in Hong Kong targets pro-democracy politicians, activists

Jan 6, 2021

Police in Hong Kong arrested more than 50 people Wednesday for apparent violations of a China-imposed “national security law”— the... Read more

Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong cardinal warns priests to ‘watch your language’ in homilies

Sep 1, 2020

By Ed Condon

The leader of the Diocese of Hong Kong has written to all the clergy telling them to avoid politics in... Read more

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, June 2019.

Hong Kong diocese cancels pro-democracy prayer in newspapers

Aug 31, 2020

The Diocese of Hong Kong has intervened to cancel a Catholic pro-democracy ad campaign and prayer that was set to... Read more

Wing Choh Primary school, and Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hong Kong.

HK diocese promotes 'national identity', security law in Catholic schools

Aug 11, 2020

The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholic schools told to promote the provisions of the new National Security Law to students,... Read more

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China accused of hacking Vatican ahead of negotiations

Jul 29, 2020

State-sponsored hackers have reportedly targeted Vatican computer networks in an attempt to give China an advantage in negotiations to renew... Read more

Hong Kong and Vatican flags. Image via Shutterstock

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part II, Hong Kong

Jul 23, 2020

By Ed Condon

As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at... Read more

A pro-democracy supporter takes part in a rally to support teachers at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 3, 2020.

Hong Kong diocese targeted by Chinese hacking attempts

Jul 17, 2020

The Diocese of Hong Kong has been targeted by “spear-phishing” operations from the Chinese government, a technology publication is reporting.  Read more

Cardinal John Tong Hon, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Hong Kong.

New Hong Kong laws will have 'no effect' on religious freedom says cardinal

Jun 24, 2020

Cardinal John Tong Hon, the apostolic administrator of Hong Kong, has rejected concerns that new security and sedition laws for the... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July, 2019.

Hong Kong police cancel Tiananmen Square vigil

Jun 1, 2020

Hong Kong police have reportedly curtailed a vigil for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, citing public health concerns.  Read more

Chinese president Xi Jinping listens during a May 28 session of the National People's Congress, which included a vote on a new draft security bill for Hong Kong.

Religious freedom in jeopardy as China passes new Hong Kong ‘security laws’

May 28, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A Hong Kong cardinal told CNA that changes to Hong Kong’s status in China could threaten the religious freedom of... Read more

Pedestrians wear surgical masks in Hong Kong following coronavirus outbreak.

Hong Kong Catholics told to look online as Mass cancelled across China

Feb 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholics to make use of online resources following the cancellation of Masses in response to the... Read more

Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks

Feb 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

Priests in the Diocese of Hong Kong are expecting the announcement of their new bishop within the next two weeks.  Read more

Hong Kong residents queue to refund their bullet train tickets to the mainland in West Kowloon railway station, Jan. 25, 2020.

Hong Kong, Singapore cancel public Masses amid coronavirus

Feb 15, 2020

All public Masses in Hong Kong are canceled through Feb. 28 amid the threat of the spreading of coronavirus.  Read more

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

Jan 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

Hong Kong has been without a diocesan bishop since the death of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung in January 2019, after... Read more